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by St. Ives Productions
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eye 266,274

favorite 88

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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies

eye 356,828

favorite 159

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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by MPO Productions
movies

eye 244,745

favorite 895

comment 30

Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
movies

eye 690,668

favorite 614

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 91,718

favorite 287

comment 15

Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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eye 77,130

favorite 120

comment 6

Animated.
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 483,523

favorite 458

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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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movies

eye 38,410

favorite 172

comment 6

To come.
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Topics: prelinger, home movies
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 66,129

favorite 58

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Travelogues set landscapes in motion, and Freedom Highway exploits the roadside panorama as an excuse to celebrate American mythologies. Hanging in the sky as if they were ghosts, patriots, warriors and the myths they exemplify -- the frontier, national independence and manifest destiny -- come to life at key points along the transcontinental route. Although Americans are widely considered to be a practical, well-grounded people with their eyes on the future, Freedom Highway shows a nation in...
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by Unknown
movies

eye 46,460

favorite 53

comment 3

Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 105,500

favorite 133

comment 18

Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Universal-International Newsreel
movies

eye 90,474

favorite 246

comment 11

Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story.
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Topics: Newsreels, Mothers, Surrealism
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 42,835

favorite 48

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Calvin Communications
movies

eye 128,966

favorite 353

comment 45

The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Affiliated Film Producers
movies

eye 78,844

favorite 217

comment 14

Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies

eye 50,126

favorite 43

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 92,254

favorite 223

comment 11

Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 33,566

favorite 34

comment 2

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by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 69,216

favorite 30

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Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Sponsored, Motion pictures: Government, Infrastructure: Dams, Infrastructure:...
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 44,483

favorite 52

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
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Topic: Newsreels
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 49,582

favorite 77

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Courtesy in connection with invitations, telephone conversations, introductions and entertaining guests.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette
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by Unknown
movies

eye 133,352

favorite 377

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 203,125

favorite 131

comment 4

Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 814,447

favorite 774

comment 74

Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 84,845

favorite 114

comment 7

Writing, editing and mass production of books.
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Topic: Communication: Books
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 36,539

favorite 20

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Film opens with montage of scenes of student protest. Credits occur over this sequence. Loosely structured as a narrative in which John Smith (a college student) is visited by his great great great (etc.) grandfather John Smith (from 1776), this film works to educate a young audience on the "breakdown of moral, religious, and ethical principles" in the US. With the help of a history professor, John Smith (1776) explains how he gave his life to build the USA and nowadays a "bunch...
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movies

eye 118,183

favorite 127

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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
movies

eye 31,113

favorite 16

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Many people, like Mr. Finchley, the hero of this film, may have wondered how to go about owning a share of American business, or about the new "pay-as-you-go" Monthly Investment Plan. Or, perhaps they'd just like to know more about how the stock market works -- about market opportunities and risks, stocks, bonds and dividends. If so, they will find the adventures of Fred Finchley as one of the best ways to find out what goes on at the Stock Exchange. Mr. Finchley is a likeable,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Unknown
movies

eye 43,113

favorite 53

comment 3

Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 168,115

favorite 14

comment 1

Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
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by Centron Corporation
movies

eye 48,371

favorite 73

comment 4

Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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movies

eye 225,289

favorite 266

comment 7

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
movies

eye 37,330

favorite 25

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
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Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Warner Pathé News
movies

eye 32,576

favorite 17

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Includes: United Nations Condemns Russia; Carrier Landings by Mirror; Arctic Ice Cap Adventure; Hummingbird Sanctuary; Low-Level Crop Dusters; Centuries of Telling Time; Old and New in Guided Missiles, showing a jet engine exploding when metal is dropped into it; and New York State's Erie Canal.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by Unknown
movies

eye 41,746

favorite 43

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Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections.
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Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
movies

eye 33,048

favorite 24

comment 2

In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 30,727

favorite 30

comment 1

Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
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movies

eye 94,479

favorite 494

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 29,058

favorite 23

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This is a recent discovery -- a 16mm print of a rare Jam Handy silent film. It's a bit title-heavy, but interesting to compare to later Handy productions.
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Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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by Crawley Films
movies

eye 127,846

favorite 258

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies

eye 497,715

favorite 524

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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movies

eye 243,863

favorite 194

comment 9

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Bryan (Julien)
movies

eye 6,540

favorite 15

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Compares the agriculture, economic well-being and culture of Uruguayan people with those of the U.S.
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Topic: Uruguay
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by U.S. War Department
movies

eye 347,602

favorite 508

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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 105,539

favorite 1,170

comment 4

Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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by Unknown
movies

eye 57,314

favorite 113

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How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
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movies

eye 65,307

favorite 503

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Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
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by Simmel-Meservey
movies

eye 142,881

favorite 192

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Advises children to do whatever is necessary -- even lie -- to achieve harmonious family relations. This portrait of manners among the affluent places a premium on pleasant, unemotional behavior, and contains some interesting do's and don'ts sequences. Key line: "These boys treat their dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed him..." Director: Edward C. Simmel. Cinematography: Harry F. Burrell. Script: Arthur V. Jones. Editor: Miriam Bucher. With...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Families
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
movies

eye 94,369

favorite 144

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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by Sid Davis
movies

eye 382,409

favorite 34

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Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
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Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 130,787

favorite 350

comment 14

Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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movies

eye 33,074

favorite 436

comment 4

0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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by Various
movies

eye 241,096

favorite 498

comment 34

Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
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movies

eye 40,964

favorite 124

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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
movies

eye 36,049

favorite 202

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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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movies

eye 107,591

favorite 151

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies

eye 66,260

favorite 85

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Shows the work of different library personnel.
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Topic: Occupations: Librarians
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
movies

eye 151,423

favorite 213

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies

eye 624,978

favorite 205

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Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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by Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 384,183

favorite 264

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 3,005

favorite 13

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EXPRESSES NEED TO MODERNIZE AMERICA'S ANTIQUATED HIGHWAY SYSTEM. SHOWS FRUSTRATED DRIVERS (WHO TURN INTO SHEEP), EXCELLENT STREET AND HIGHWAY DRIVING SEQUENCES. CITY SKYLINES AND COUNTRY SCENICS. Well-made corporate propaganda advocating better roads and highways; part of the lobbying process that led to the passage of the Federal Aid-Highway Act of 1956, the authorization for the Interstate Highway system.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 64,534

favorite 535

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
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movies

eye 558,296

favorite 326

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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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by On Film, Inc.
movies

eye 93,260

favorite 268

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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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movies

eye 71,615

favorite 445

comment 26

0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 39,787

favorite 96

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This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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movies

eye 74,229

favorite 287

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Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
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Topic: need keyword
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
movies

eye 143,691

favorite 220

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Presented by James S. Perkins in collaboration with Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth & Dr. Ralph M. Barnes
movies

eye 71,059

favorite 33

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Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed.
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Topic: need keyword
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movies

eye 69,423

favorite 75

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
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by De Vry School Films, Inc.
movies

eye 37,553

favorite 305

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Possibly some shots to be logged. Boy turning around with ball in hand, shot both in and out of his POV. How a boy can make a refractive telescope. Reflecting telescope. Make-believe trip to the Moon by airplane The planets
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies

eye 235,737

favorite 663

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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 78,900

favorite 121

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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
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Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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movies

eye 7,968

favorite 79

comment 1

To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger